Over the passed month I’ve been telling myself that I need to stop buying figures and save money. There are many reasons for this, but it seems I’m ignoring all of them having just ordered my 5th figure this week.
Lily seems to be creating a bit of controversy on the Internets. She’s not wearing a bra, she seems like a slutty adult Rin, she’s got a tramp stamp, she’s jumped Luka by getting a figure before her… I suppose all of which are valid points to their various perspectives. Personally, I kind of like that she’s an adult Rin and I don’t think she’s slutty in appearance necessarily. Perhaps it’s the tramp stamp which I admit, I’m not fond of either as I’m very much against tattoos, or perhaps it’s the lack of a bra, either way though I still don’t feel that makes her slutty per se. The thing that bugs me the most about her is actually her thighboots, they just seem so… pirate-like.
Lily’s also sculpted by YOSHI, the sculptor of one of my favourite figures, the original Hatsune Miku. So basing opinion of passed works, one should expect I’ll be quite content with Lily, I hope this is true. However if we continue to base off passed works, dear god that’s a price increase. Miku retailed for ¥5,239 in 2008 move forward 2.5 years and Lily’s price is 148% that of Mikus! Have things really become that much more expensive to produce? Anyway, Lily is expected to be released in January of 2011, she’ll be 1/8th and is produced by an unknown company who seems to specialize in producing Alpaca’s of all colours including even a Black Rock Alpaca!